October 18, 2022
By Sharan Kaur Phillora
The Kharkiv Art Museum, one of the oldest and most valuable museum art collections in Ukraine, announced on Oct. 13 that its Art without Borders NFT collection is now available on the Binance NFT marketplace. Currently, the museum’s holdings include about 25,000 fine art from Ukraine, Western Europe, and the Middle and the Far East of the 15th–21st centuries.
Here’s what we know:
Art without Borders includes 15 pieces of art from the museum’s collection, with proceeds going to finance the museum and “save the cultural heritage of Ukraine,” as stated by the official announcement.
The museum is one of the oldest in Ukraine, with nearly 25,000 works of fine art by artists from Ukraine and worldwide. Artwork by Albrecht Dürer, Georg Jacob Johann van Os, Ivan Aivazovsky, Simon de Vlieger, and others is featured in the NFT collection.
Binance NFT head Lisa He said, “[NFTs] offer peace of mind and security for donors because all transactions are registered on blockchain technology. All donations to causes via NFTs are tracked and can’t be altered or deleted.”
Meanwhile, the city of Kharkiv has been subject to intense fighting in the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Therefore, this collection’s utility can preserve culture currently at risk of being destroyed, which was the case in the infamous looting of the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad in 2003.
The Ministry of Digital Transformation in Ukraine even launched its own digital NFT museum to document and preserve a timeline of major events in the conflict.
Lisa He said Binance will continue to support NFT projects that create practical and scalable solutions for various social problems, “including the preservation of Ukraine’s cultural heritage.”
About the author
Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.